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14 killed & 140 wounded in car bomb attack in Afghanistan

14 killed & 140 wounded in car bomb attack in Afghanistan
A Taliban car bomb attack on an office of Afghanistan’s Intelligence Directorate (NDS) in Ghazni city has killed six civilians and eight security personnel and left at least 140 others injured.

Officials said one child was killed in the attack and at least 27 children were among the scores of people wounded.

"The casualty figures may rise as this is not the last report of those injured in the powerful blast," Zaher Shah Nekmal, a health director in Ghazni province, said.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the carnage, saying the suicide blast had killed or wounded “dozens” of NDS officers. Sunday’s attack comes amid peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government underway in Qatar.

The security situation in Afghanistan has been deteriorating recently. Just last week, the Taliban carried out an attack near the US and UK embassies in Kabul, wounding more than 50 people.

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